North Africa. Attacks by Field Marshal Erwin
Afrika Corps tanks and infantry were repulsed by the British Eighth
Army in Mareth area.
Russian Front. Gzhatsk occupied by Soviet troops.
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin awarded military title of Marshal of the
Eighth Air Force. 63 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers strike power plant, bridge, and port area at Lorient. 15 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers make diversionary attack on bridge and Kriegsmarine U-boat facilities
Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). Weather cancels Northwest
African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) bomber missions. Fighters fly reconnaissance
along battle line in Tunisia.
Ninth Air Force. 35 United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) planes strafe and bomb installations in the Mareth Line as Field
expected attack in Tunisia takes place and is defeated. 4 thrusts
toward Medenine are repulsed by British, and enemy retreats after nightfall, having
lost about 50 tanks.
Tenth Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers over Burma bomb shipping near Pagoda Point,
scoring near misses. On return flight, they strafe lighthouse on Alguada Reef,
a lightship off China Park, and a radio station at Diamond Island. 3 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers intending to bomb Pazundaung bridge fail to reach target. 1 manages
to bomb airfields at Pagoda Point. The others return to base without bombing.
6 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers unsuccessfully attack Myitnge bridge.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers
hit Guadagasal area. Single B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack shipping off Manus
and off Talasea, and hit airfields at Gasmata.
Thirteenth Air Force.
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kahili
and Ballale Island airfields.
Eleventh Air Force. 1 United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bomber flies uneventful reconnaissance
mission over Kiska, Attu, Agattu, Buldir, and the Semichis. M436
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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